Fewer school districts promote "junk food," soda

One in four districts banned junk food in vending machines last year, according to new survey.

Aug. 28—There's been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines, health officials say.

A government survey found 44% of school districts banned junk food from vending machines last year, up from 30% in 2006.

It also found drops in how many districts took a cut of soft drink sales, received donations from soda companies, or allowed soda company advertising.